At the office of The Gentle Dentist- Dr. Amit Sood, one way we keep things as gentle as possible is by working hard to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which bring along with them the possibility of complications including root canal, tooth extractions, and gum therapy. When it comes to preventive care, there is nothing more beneficial than a professional teeth cleaning, which you should have done every six months along with a complete oral examination.
Our Elmhurst best dentist recommends avoiding excess sugar and starches because they lead to dental plaque forming on your teeth and at the gum line. Plaque is sticky and invisible, and is most noticeable when you awaken after sleep. You feel like there’s a coating on your teeth, and that is actually very accurate. It’s a layer of plaque. Your morning session of brushing washes it away, and your bedtime brushing along with flossing, is designed to get out as much plaque as possible, along with lodged food particles that can create an ideal environment for plaque to flourish. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to remove 100% of the plaque, because it is stubborn and sneaky, hiding in areas like gum pockets. Each six months, our Elmhurst best dentist should see you for your checkup, at which time you will also get a cleaning done. Any tartar buildup and residual plaque is eradicated during this process, leaving you with a good chance of avoiding future cavities and gum disease. If you have signs of existing early stage gum disease, gingivitis, cleanings reverse the effects, which are typically redness and irritation. Cleanings thereby prevent the onset of advanced gum disease, periodontitis.
So please reach out to us today so that we can set up a time for you to come in and get your cleaning done. Our Elmhurst best dentist wants you to have optimal dental and periodontal health.